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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Mercedes Benz 540K Cabriolet B (mod.1936) Italeri 1/24

 Hello again dear friends. One more model that I finished earlier in 2015  - This year was very "creative" for me :) - The legendary Mercedes Benz 540K Cabriolet B 1936 model by Italeri in 1/24.






Few words about the real car


Introduced at the 1936 Paris Motor Show, the Friedrich Geiger designed car was a development to the 500K, itself a development of the SSK. Available as a two seater cabriolet, four seater coupé or seven seater limousine with armoured sides and armoured glass, it was one of the largest cars of the time.


Sunday, December 6, 2015

JAGUAR XKR GT3 Airfix 1/32


 One of the last model kit that I finished in 2015 is the Jaguar XKR GT3 version in 1/32 by Airfix.

Few words about the real car

 Jaguar  has decide to race in the FIA GT3championship with a powerfull version of XKR against Ferrari, Ford, Porsche and BMW. The XKR is powered by a 510bhp 4.2lt supercharged V8 engine. The huge rear wing and the front splitter enable the Jaguar to generate massive down force so the XKR can corner at speeds far in excess of standard road version.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE Mk-Vb TAMIYA 1/48


En irrtabel norske kriger (if the translation is wrong blame Google).


The Spitfire is probably the most known combat aircraft in aviation history. R J Mitchell’s classsic design is widely regarded as one of the most effective and beautiful airplanes ever built.The Spitfire captured the hearts of the british people during the Battle of Britain and was considerd, along with the Hawker Hurricane ,as being responsible for defeating the Luftwaffe during the fatefull summer of 1940.
From a pilot’s viewpoint anyone who has flown the Spitfire agrees it is a delight to fly, a true pilot’s airplane. The plane had something special, it was light on the controls and almost flew itself.It was very forgiving   and the almost testing of the flight was the landing.
For the average observer the Spitfire remains one of the easiest airplanes to recognise. Its distinctive elliptical wing and the sound coming from the Merline engine are unmistakeable.
When production finally ended in 1949 more than 22.000 Spitfires and Seafires had been build. 6487  of them were Mk Vs. It served in more than thirty-six air forces in six continents during and after the war.
Basically it was so good that even the Germans wanted it.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Per Olav Lund’ s "Master's Collection Series VOL 1” by CANFORA publications







Eng. It's been a while since "Master's Collection Series VOL 1” published by CANFORA publications, presenting the sum of twenty years Per Olav Lund’s work. This new edition, like its predecessors, comes with soft cover and 128 pages, divided into eleven chapters. In this book, the author shows us in detail his diorama work, accompanied with plenty of photos, construction tips and tricks and emphasizes on explaining to the reader how he approached the implementation on his work. 

Gr. Πέρασε λίγος καιρός από τότε που βγήκε στην κυκλοφορία από τις εκδόσεις CANFORA με τίτλο Master’s Collection Series VOL. 1 παρουσιάζοντας την δουλειά εικοσαετίας του Per Olav Lund. Η εν λόγω έκδοση , όπως και οι προηγούμενες , έρχεται με μαλακό εξώφυλλο και  128 σελίδες , ενώ χωρίζεται σε έντεκα κεφάλαια.
Σε αυτά παραθέτει ο συγγραφέας τόσο τις τελευταίες του δουλειές , με πολλές φωτογραφίες από τα στάδια κατασκευής και μεγάλο όγκο επεξηγήσεων όπου ο Per Olav εξηγεί αναλυτικά τον τρόπο προσέγγισης για την υλοποίηση των θεμάτων στα οποία κατά καιρούς εργάστηκε. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

F11F-1 Tiger Fonderie Miniatures 1/48






This is my latest build, from the FM kit.
The kit is multimedia, consisted of short run styrene , photoetched, white metal and resin parts. Two vacformed canopies are also included.
The plastic parts are very poorly casted, the quality of the plastic itself is low, full of tiny holes and with many ripples in several areas, so be prepared for extensive dry fitting and generous amount of putty.
On the positive side, there are fine engraved panel lines and the overall shape is correct.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

AKAMAT Group Build "Passenger"





We partitipate in a fast group build , the first for 2015.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Arado Ar. E381 "Julia" Dragon 1/72


 Near the end of World War II, in December 1944, the German aircraft manufacturers Arado, BMW, Gotha, Heinkel, Henschel, and Zeppelin submitted design proposals for small rocket- or jet-powered aircraft intended for pursuit or ground attack duties. All these proposals exploited the Luftwaffe's concept of "gaining a tactical advantage by placing excessive stress on the man in the cockpit. The g-forces envisioned in these proposals were feasible for aircraft structures but exceeded human capabilities in a normal sitting position. The designers attempted to alleviate this constraint by placing the pilot in the prone position, which increased the sustainable g-force limit. This also allowed a reduction in fuselage size, weight, and drag. A smaller cross section also decreased the likelihood of being hit by enemy gunners, and Arado exploited this opportunity to the fullest. According to their "specific design philosophy", the fighter was designed to fly close to bomber formations and open fire from its MK 108 cannon at point-blank range.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

FUJIMI BF-110D 1\48



DEVELOPMENT –VERSIONS –OPERATIONAL HISTORY
In 1934 the RLM (State Air Ministry) decided to make an issue for a new kind of fighter having two engines, heavy armament and considerable range. Called a Zerstörer (Destroyer), its’ mission was to escort friendly bombers deep in enemy territory and destroy enemy fighters. Its’ dominant quality was to have range and fire power for any lack of manoeuvrability.
In 1936, the prototype, powered by two of the new DB 600 engines, reached 316 mph.
It was heavy on the controls and not very manoeuvrable although the speed was considered excellent.